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Mantra Aqua
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
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9 reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Really modern large apartments, great place to stay close to everything . Pool lovely could have a better gym. Will come back again if I could get a good price but would bring the kids next time......

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had a family weekend for a 30th so booked a couple of rooms,two bedroom for Our stay..as soon as you walk into the office it's a warm greeting and friendly chat,,processed quickly and on our way to the room,,,very nice,newly renovated and ultra clean....big beautiful room and kitchen with a large main bedroom and average size 2nd room the main had an extra bathroom..verandas were large and had a great view towards town,,you can walk easily down to shops with very little effort...pool area was big with plenty of room and a spa that was actually hot beside the pool...the fountain for the kids was a big hit too......the under cover car park is monitored and allocated for guests,,,so people don't fill it up with visitors cars,,,all round a great stay in Nelson bay.....

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Kununurra, Australia
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Don't waste your money on the units for a sea view. You can only see the view if your are right out on your balcony. We stayed in unit 84 - classed a 'sea view' penthouse. The view actually faces away from the sea and you walk out and turn to the side to see the view..... Ho hum and reception said no one had raised this as an issue before. Other than that the units are spacious and well appointed. Just pay for the pool view - thats the best you will get!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Allan W
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MantraAqua, Manager at Mantra Aqua, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback as we do take this forum very seriously and want to ensure we are taking every approach necessary to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. Our Penthouse Apartments are advertised as having views because they are in fact the only apartments in our complex that do provide a view of the bay. The view is from the balcony due to our geographical location, and proximity to the water itself - at no point is it our intention to mislead anyone into thinking differently. Please be advised you will not be able to see water from the lounge room, nor from anywhere else within the apartment if you are not standing at the balcony door.
Our goal is to provide a sense of having a home away from home, and we want all of our guests relax and leave all your worries behind for at least a few days... The Penthouses are perfectly designed for families and groups of friends travelling together and provide all the modern comforts required to enable a stress-free holiday.
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Bathurst, Australia
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Mantra Aqua was great, pretty clean, well furnished and nice and private. Its close to everything and has an amazing pool/spa with very nice staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it and stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We spent a week here over the new year. It is very well located near the main town centre. The room we had was at the back of the property which we asked as we didn't want the noise from the pool. Only problem with that was our car space was in another building. Wasn't too big of a deal but they could fix this. The room was great and had everything we needed for our stay. Our kids loved the pool and it was great for little ones as easily accessible. Be warned though it is full of kids. There was a little "accident" in the pool when we were there but the staff took care of it. They should have some strict rules about this though (more easily said than done I guess).

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We've recently stayed for a week at the Mantra in a 3 bedroom apartment. This was our second stay and we had a great time. The apartments are still in great condition very clean and easily accessed from the car park or on foot from the street entrance. A close walk to all amenities but far enough away to avoid any traffic noise etc. the apartment we stayed in was really well appointed and huge. With 4 kids in tow there was plenty of room to spread out. Staff were friendly and happy to assist. BBQ areas were great and handy for quick meal options.
Yes the pool can get congested especially at this time of year but we tended to go to the beach and only used the pool for a quick dip when we needed. We'll certainly be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in December 2012. It was a surprise 2 night getaway organised by my fiance. We had a pleasant stay- in a 2 bedroom apartment on the upper level. The room was lovely and big and we had a nice view of the pools! We didnt get a chance to swim but am looking forward to visiting for a bit longer next time!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mantra Aqua
Address: 1A Tomaree St, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nelson Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Nelson Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Aqua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just two and a half hours drive North of Sydney is the relaxed seaside village of Nelson Bay and one of the finest resorts on the Central Coast, Mantra Aqua. Mantra Aqua's stylish accommodation includes a selection of spacious, open-plan designed two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, all featuring large living areas flowing out onto large external balconies. Each apartment and penthouse features beautiful stone bench tops in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plasma or LCD TV, DVD player, Foxtel and sound system in the lounge area. The resort features leisure facilities including a 25 metre lagoon pool with cascading waterfall and heated spa, children's play wading area and BBQ areas. Clean, contemporary lines and an open plan layout provide the perfect balance between the surrounding natural environment and the luxuries of resort-style living. The resort is a short five minute stroll to the centre of town or the marina where you will find a vast array of shops, restaurants and cafes. The bowling club and a 27 hole championship golf course are only a few minutes walk from the main gate. Mantra Aqua is the perfect location for a weekend away or relaxing holiday escape. Upon arrival at Mantra Aqua, we will require a valid credit card to be placed on file to cover incidental items including (but not limited to) telephone calls, breakages/damages, excessive cleaning charges and theft. ... more   less 
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